Since the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, there has been significant debate amongst physicians and scientists about the potential advantages and disadvantages of smoking e-cigarettes, particularly when compared to effects of smoking real cigarettes. Though not approved as a method for quitting smoking, e-cigarettes have been anecdotally linked … [Read more...]
Does Smoking e-Cigarettes Prevent Cigarette Smoking?
Alcohol Use Disorder Rarely Treated with Medications
Alcoholism is a common disease, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been concerns of rising alcohol use while people endure new psychological and economic stressors. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 4 different medications for alcohol use disorder since the year 1949, though many people have not heard of these … [Read more...]
Data Showing How Nurses Have Been Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Burnout has been increasingly recognized as a major challenge for healthcare providers and those who rely on them. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated burnout among several populations of healthcare providers and exposed them to working conditions that are unprecedented. A new study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing has revealed the … [Read more...]
Soccer May Increase Risk for Neurodegenerative Disease
Much of our focus on preventing head injury and resulting neurodegenerative disease in sports has emphasized sports with frequent and often severe head impacts. American football players and professional boxers, for instance, have been thought of as at increased risk for neurodegenerative diseases like dementia. A new study published in JAMA … [Read more...]
Can Blood Pressure Control Help With Alzheimer’s Disease?
Given the devastating toll of Alzheimer’s disease and the expectation that cases and deaths from the disease will continue to rise as the elderly population grows in the U.S., researchers focus significant effort toward improving our understanding of the disease and finding new ways for physicians to treat it. Thus far, no disease-modifying therapy … [Read more...]